Love of my Life

Love of my Life
Happy moments... Praise God. Difficult moments... seek God. Quiet painful moments... Trust God. Every moment... Thank God.

November 16, 2010

The Chicken Dance Card

Funny story... as you're probably aware, Lindsey is starting to receive birthday cards. One was hand delivered yesterday by Ms. Vicki Coy and the card perfectly represented both the giver and the receiver. The giver (Vicki) loves roosters... and on the front of the card is a rooster! The receiver(Lindsey), loves giving and receiving musical cards, and this particular card played the "chicken dance" song. Of course, opening the card brought a smile to Lindsey's face. But, even funnier... I taped the card to the wall next to her bed and twice last night the tape pulled away and we had magical music. The first time it happened I found myself charging up the stairs wondering what in the world is going on. As I was talking to myself in Lindsey's room, I look over to her bed and she had awakened, with a smile on her face. Even funnier though was the story Bob shared with me this evening. Today while the nurse was here having to do lovely things like clean out the catheter, and eventually replace due to all the "sludge" build up(I know.. lovely term... you're getting a little insight to daily rituals in the Morris household), the nurse kept "bumping" the card and the room would be filled with "the chicken dance" song. The music brought on a chuckle from the social worker, the nurse, and dear ole dad. As the nurse was leaving today she asked, with a smile on her face, can we please move the card? She was having a hard time "taking care of business" due to the chuckles in the room.

Lindsey was tearful as the social worker commended Bob, and the rest of the village that is helping us, for the love, support and care provided to Lindsey. The social worker shared... "you're doing an amazing job... we see it and we can feel it when we're here." In their experience, most families utilize the services of The Hospice House. As one of the cards Lindsey received today displayed "May all the seeds of kindness that you've spread along the way, return to you and multiply on this, your special day." Lindsey is a giving and kind person. She is a person that always puts the needs of others before her own. The love she has displayed and shown to everyone is coming back to her. We are doing for her what she would do for us. We are honoring her wishes.

To the VanDeusen's, who sent the card referenced above, you are right, Lindsey's light does shine brightly - Matthew 5:16. Bob and I are looking forward to the day when we might get to know you better.

In closing, I think about the magazine ads that say "Got Milk?" Change one word slightly to "Got Faith?", and that's my question of the evening for our readers. Open up your heart to God’s grace, and God will give you faith as a pure gift. Rather than resist God’s grace yield to it, and you too will have "faith". It's a great thing. I quite honestly can not imagine life without it.

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